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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

 While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

What About Me?

"What About Me?" is a personalization tool that produces colorful infographics that display your social media habits automatically from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The tool is provided by Intel. Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.

 

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. It enables you to express your professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization, and will help optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get a kickass Visual Resume.

 

Piktochart

With Piktochart, you get to create an innovative Infographic using a combination of different types of visualizations: themes, icons, vectors, images and chart exporter. Drag-and-drop and click your way through color schemes, shapes and fonts, then export the materials as static or html to easily embed it for use at your site.

 

easel.ly

Easel.ly is a fun tool to create your Infographics with drag and drop features and a simple interface. You can easily create and share visual ideas online, supported by ‘vhemes’ or visual themes that help you get started from the preset Infograpic style. Drag and drop a ‘vheme’ onto your canvas to turn your idea into a full infographic.

 

Visual.ly (http://goo.gl/issJu)

Visually helps you customize infographics in seconds, and no, you don’t have to be an analyst or designer to make infographics with Visually Create. Visual.ly allows you to also discover infographics and favorites from other users.

 

Infogr.am (http://goo.gl/UaK3G)

Infogr.am is a simple yet most exciting way to create static and interactive infographics. Import raw data to Infogr.am, and the site’s online tool will help you turn that data into a nice looking chart or full-blown infographic in minutes.

 

Many Eyes (http://goo.gl/9SKr5)

Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group with a simple belief: ‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science’. Many Eyes provides a range of visualizations from the ordinary to the experimental, where each can be put together with a click.

 

Venngage (http://goo.gl/GhLG7)

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, and at the same time, engage viewers and track results. Venngage allows you to create beautiful infographics for blogs and websites and you can also watch the numbers of your audience grow with compelling and beautiful content.

 

iCharts (http://goo.gl/PXFFx)

With iCharts, you can create great-looking charts in minutes with interactive and easy-to-share data. iCharts makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute big and small data.

 

Dipity (http://goo.gl/V4QLU)

Dipity is a free digital timeline website, if you are looking for a different type of Infographics. The mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.

 

Timeline JS (http://goo.gl/gCqpr)

TimelineJS is a beautifully crafted timeline that is easy and intuitive to use. You can pull in media from different sources with built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

 

StatSilk (http://goo.gl/Hk2DE)

StatSilk offers web-based and desktop software to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable, to cater to diverse mapping and visualisation needs.

 

InFoto Free (http://goo.gl/6uM6r)

InFoto Free is an app for your Android to create an infographic of your photo-taking habits, using a Photo stats analyzer. With InFoto Free you can create awesome looking high-res infographics from your photo collection. It tells you things like what time of the day you prefer to take photos in, whether you prefer horizontal or vertical orientations as well as your favorite city to shoot in.

 

Photo Stats (http://goo.gl/b8mB1)

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that analyses the photos you take on your iPhone. The app generates cool and stylish infographics that shows how, when and where you take your photos from. You get to easily visualize your photo-taking habits and share it with friends.

 

More Tools

 

ChartsBin (http://goo.gl/kSZ2k) – An online tool to create your own interactive map instantly with no installation or coding needed, and you can embed the map in your own website or blog easily too.

 

Tableau Public (http://goo.gl/EkmM0) – A free application for your Windows computer that brings data to life. You can create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy.

 

Creately (http://goo.gl/D3gx8) – Want to create beautiful diagrams in no time? Creately may be a good choice to use as it can be used across all sectors by individuals, corporate teams, developers, software architects, students and teachers alike for diagramming purposes.

 

Gliffy (http://goo.gl/x3O6n) – Gliffy helps to easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. You can easily drag-and-drop your way through the makings of an infographic using the many shapes from an extensive library.

 

SIMILE Widgets (http://goo.gl/TvzqR) – SIMILE is a free and open-source data visualization Web widget.

 

Tagxedo (http://goo.gl/2l0Uf) – Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, news articles, slogans, themes, even your love letters – into a visually stunning word cloud. Every word is individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

Wordle (http://goo.gl/XS56D) – Wordle is a simple web app for generating “word clouds” from the text you provide. While the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, you can also tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:47 PM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:39 AM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, May 13, 2015 8:04 PM

Info graphs are very cool.

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Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model

Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Data Journalism Made Easier, Faster, and More Collaborative

Data Journalism Made Easier, Faster, and More Collaborative | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In most small newsrooms, working with data is still much harder than it should be. A majority of reporters do not possess the technical skills needed to work with data, and too many important stories…
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Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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This essential newsroom tool is getting an upgrade

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If you’re doing any work with primary source documents, or really any records at all, you’re probably already using DocumentCloud. If not, you should rectify that immediately.
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In newsrooms, 'we don't have assembly lines anymore, and they’re not coming back'

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Snap Maps offered real-time coverage of Tuesday’s terror attacks in Manhattan (plus a lot of emoji)

During Tuesday's terror attacks in Lower Manhattan, in which a driver in a pickup truck killed eight people and injured 11, Snap Maps, the location-sharing feature that Snapchat introduced this summer, proved to be an effective way to get real-time information on what was happening.

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How to broadcast live with another person on Instagram

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Conduct video interviews remotely by livestreaming from two accounts at the same time, through a single feed
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Is local news on the cusp of a renaissance? – Thoughts On Journalism 

Is local news on the cusp of a renaissance? – Thoughts On Journalism  | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It’s not an easy time to be a journalist in the United States. Since 2000, nearly half of newsroom jobs — more than 20,000 of them — have disappeared. Rubbing salt into the wounds, CareerCast named…

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Paikallisuutisten tekijöiden ongelmana on ollut ja on edelleen ammatillisen arvostuksen puute. Valitettavan harva journalisti haluaa pysyä paikallisena ja katseet suuntautuvatkin yhä useammin, siihen, että saavutettaisin "laaja yleisö" joka käytännössä tarkoittaa pyrkimystä saada jutuille.
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6 tips to prepare your newsroom for live video on social media

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Think beyond the live broadcast, invest in quality equipment and more advice for livestreaming on social media
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Advice from 24 news organisations to help you tailor your story pitches

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Want to pitch a story or a project to a particular news outlet and not sure where to start? Check out these resources that explain what editors are looking for
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The People Want Live Video. Here's How Reuters Responded - MediaShift

The People Want Live Video. Here's How Reuters Responded - MediaShift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Reuters is taking video live-streaming to another level with a new multi-feed service it claims gives print outlets a leg up on their broadcast rivals.
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The Guardian Mobile Lab’s latest experiment targets public transit commuters with an offline news app

The Guardian Mobile Lab’s latest experiment targets public transit commuters with an offline news app | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"The app is a really good first step for gathering information, using it in a respectful way, and seeing how people feel about that."
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Reporting on Las Vegas, Pixel by Pixel

Reporting on Las Vegas, Pixel by Pixel | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
How investigative audiovisual reporting cut through the confusion left by the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas this month.
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Copy Edit This! Quiz No. 9

Copy Edit This! Quiz No. 9 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Times’s standards editor, Philip B. Corbett, invites readers to correct grammatical errors in recent New York Times articles.
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Guardian editor Katharine Viner says digital journalism model ‘currently collapsing’ as Facebook and Google ‘swallow’ ad revenue – Press Gazette

Guardian editor Katharine Viner says digital journalism model ‘currently collapsing’ as Facebook and Google ‘swallow’ ad revenue – Press Gazette | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Newsonomics: The New York Times’ Mark Thompson on regulating Facebook, global ambition, and when to stop the presses (forever)

Newsonomics: The New York Times’ Mark Thompson on regulating Facebook, global ambition, and when to stop the presses (forever) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"I think over the next five years, it’s possible the competitive landscape will actually get in some ways more attractive for The New York Times, because I’m afraid I see a lot of casualties over the next few years because of the economics of the industry."
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The Paradise Papers in four data visuals | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

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What does Mark Zuckerberg really think of the value of news? Not all that much.

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Many newsrooms around the world are lagging when it comes to new tech and a digital-first mindset

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A new ICFJ survey found, for instance, that people with digital-focused titles like "digital content producer," "social media editor" or "analytics editor" made up just 18 percent of newsroom positions.
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“Instagram for data”: Grafiti wants to make it easier to create and share data visualizations on smartphones

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"These days we have all these conversations about policy and immigration where data comes up, and it's amazing how much plain text is still used to explain these ideas."
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We are all swimming in oceans of data every moment of every day. Converting data into visual stories is a powerful way to turn all of that complex data into meaningful, embraceable information. Grafiti is one company working to harness the power of datasets via mobile technology so people can manipulate and visualize data sets in new ways. 

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Franklin Foer wants journalism to liberate itself from Facebook

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SOMETIMES it feels like the 1970s in the New York Times and Washington Post newsrooms: reporters battling each other to break news about scandals that threaten to envelop the White House and the presidency of Donald Trump. Only now their scoops come not in the morning edition but in a tweet or iPhone alert near the end of the day.
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New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor

New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The New York Times today announced it was launching an “experiment in secure communication,” on the the dark web, only accessible through TOR (The Onion Router). As The Times says: The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some readers choose to use Tor …
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When a Facebook test moves news stories to a separate feed, traffic — and public discourse — are at stake

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Instagram’s ‘Superzoom’ auto-records dramatic close-up videos

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Instagram's newest feature lets you make your own "Dramatic Chipmunk"-style video by shooting a stuttered zoom-in, including cinematic sound effects, with a..
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